Another French one, as I have that book open :). This is a Bourrée deux temps, but then I’ve never danced a Bourrée trois temps.
I’m not imagining that the cat comes off particularly well in this branle.
An otherwise untitled dance in Playford.
As early Presbyterian services wouldn’t have had music (or even, very early on, unaccompanied hymn signing), I’m not sure whether the title of this tune is taking the mickey.
More than ninety-nine and one half days before Jimi Hendrix realised he hadn’t seen his baby in a long while, this tune which appears in the 1695 edition of Playford’s dancing master was adapted by John Woodcock Graves to accompany a ballad about his late friend, the huntsman John Peel. Do ye ken that song? Anyway, last year Morris Oxford tried to use this in an arrangement of John Peel, realised others had too, and left it alone. But having learned the tune (which also goes by the name “Where would Bonnie Annie Lie”) it seemed a good idea to use it here.
Hopping on the train to France for a quick tune. This may be the first time in about six weeks I haven’t heard this on a crumhorn, hurdy-gurdy or something else that goes parp or skreeek. My bowing aside.
Also called “the oyle of barly”, I know this as a tune from Playford (Magpie Lane recorded a good version) and have heard a ballad set to it too.
Among other places this has popped up, it’s one of the dances in Michael Praetorius’ Terpsichore.